chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Gennady Chetin (USSR/Russia)

History in Color:

July 27, 1967, Moscow, Russia – 24-year old Soviet Army bantamweight Gennady Chetin of Perm, Russia is competing in the 56kg class at the 1967 USSR Spatakiade and 1967 USSR Championships in the Shakhter Weightlifting Hall in Moscow.

Chetin won a silver medal that night with a 340kg total (107.5+102.5+130). The national title went to Alexey Vakhonin who totaled 5kg more.

Gennady Chetin (1943-2002) a 2x Soviet Olympian who competed in the bantamweight class at the Summer Olympics in 1968 and 1972. He was a World champion (1971), 5-times USSR champion, (1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976) и the USSR Spartakiade champion (1971).

Chetin was a bronze medalist of the 1972 Olympics in Munich and set 3 world records in his career. All three records were in total.

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